I know it is only Fall. I know for some of you, the weather is actually quite warm. But I am perpetually cold. According to the google machine, the reasons for this arctic state of being range from low body weight (nope) to hypothyroidism (gosh I hope not!) to being overly tired (potentially a bingo!). Though my family makes fun of me, I wear my Ugg slippers year round, and I like to watch TV with a blanket over my feet. I throw a big green wool sweater on over my clothes almost the minute I get home from work and I’ve even been known to sleep in it, hence my girls refer to it as mommy’s “sleep sweater.” (I’m sure the men reading this have nicknamed it something else). 🙂
At any rate, I noticed One Kings Lane is featuring a sale on Wednesday for Tourance throws, and so, in case there are other ice cubettes out there, I thought I’d share. And just in case your linen closet is full, here are some other great ways to warm up!
Do yoga! (Check out the “We Made Too Much” section on the Lululemon site to save on gear!)
Take a steam shower or bath! Cute Lacoste bathrobes available at Macy’s!
Cuddle with your kids and watch a movie! 50% off classic DVDs at Barnes & Noble!
Grab a cuppa coffee! Love the Nespresso Espresso Machine (in red, no less – remember your rebel yell!)
Eat a warm meal! Slow cookers are not just for your grandmother! Think delicious soups with fresh bread from the bakery!
All thawed out now?
I used to run…a lot. With two small kids in school and a tot who readily napped in the jogger, there was a time when I spent most of my mornings taking nice long strides up and down Chicago’s North Shore. For me, it was an affordable luxury. There were no fancy gym membership fees. The jogger was a gift. And the lake…the rhythm of my steps…the time to think and relax, really to heal from the mommy frazzle that accompanies three kids under the age of seven, was free therapy.
Now if you’ve read a few of my blogs, you know I have a weakness for pricey shoes. You may even have an image in your head of a gal running lakeside, pushing a bright yellow jogger in patent Gucci heels (okay, I’m not gonna’ lie – I do kinda’ like that image). However, I am nothing if not honest, so conjure up an image instead of a gal running lakeside, pushing a bright yellow jogger in a pair of well loved New Balance sneaks.
So if the heels were left at home, where did I get my girly fix while I was laying down all of these miles? Skorts! Yes, skorts. They were my fave of all fave running apparel “must haves.” Don’t ask why. They didn’t make me run harder, faster or longer. And they certainly didn’t prevent shin splints. Again with the honesty here – I think they just made me feel a little feminine. My favorite were from lululemon. Hello? How cute are those ruffles? Added bonus – the “we made too much” section of their website has nice sales.
Over the summer, I made time for longer runs again (and am thankfully back in a semi-decent half marathon groove) and so I’m treating myself to a few new skorts. Of course the less exciting news is that with every step I take I am growing older (and wiser, of course), so you can bet I’ll also be stocking up on plenty of Advil and Ben-Gay…though hopefully not an orthopedist.
See you at the finish line!